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Cost of Living Comparison Between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur 

You would need around 8,277.26RM (82,299.64฿) in Kuala Lumpur to maintain the same standard of life that you can have with 87,000.00฿ in Bangkok (assuming you rent in both cities). This calculation uses our Consumer Prices Including Rent Index.

Indices DifferenceInfo
Consumer Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 1.59% higher than in Bangkok
Consumer Prices Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur are 5.40% lower than in Bangkok
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 18.77% lower than in Bangkok
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 11.77% higher than in Bangkok
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 8.50% lower than in Bangkok
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 81.68% higher than in Bangkok

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  Bangkok  Kuala Lumpur      Difference
Restaurants [Edit] [Edit]
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 60.00 ฿     79.54 ฿      +32.57 %
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 600.00 ฿     497.14 ฿      -17.14 %
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 130.00 ฿     115.59 ฿      -11.09 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 60.00 ฿     99.43 ฿      +65.71 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 100.00 ฿     119.31 ฿      +19.31 %
Cappuccino (regular) 61.87 ฿     93.10 ฿      +50.49 %
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 17.51 ฿     21.27 ฿      +21.48 %
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 9.64 ฿     12.90 ฿      +33.90 %
 
Markets [Edit] [Edit]
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 48.12 ฿     58.88 ฿      +22.36 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 34.41 ฿     29.73 ฿      -13.58 %
Rice (white), (1kg) 40.45 ฿     38.52 ฿      -4.79 %
Eggs (12) 58.14 ฿     44.83 ฿      -22.90 %
Local Cheese (1kg) 503.64 ฿     332.70 ฿      -33.94 %
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 117.26 ฿     113.60 ฿      -3.12 %
Apples (1kg) 73.27 ฿     79.54 ฿      +8.55 %
Oranges (1kg) 61.85 ฿     83.69 ฿      +35.31 %
Tomato (1kg) 50.45 ฿     37.40 ฿      -25.87 %
Potato (1kg) 61.10 ฿     35.67 ฿      -41.62 %
Lettuce (1 head) 36.82 ฿     29.58 ฿      -19.66 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 16.12 ฿     23.03 ฿      +42.84 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 600.00 ฿     497.14 ฿      -17.14 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 50.56 ฿     90.66 ฿      +79.32 %
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 96.18 ฿     117.50 ฿      +22.17 %
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 90.00 ฿     104.40 ฿      +16.00 %
 
Transportation [Edit] [Edit]
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 25.00 ฿     19.89 ฿      -20.46 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 750.00 ฿     994.29 ฿      +32.57 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 35.00 ฿     29.83 ฿      -14.78 %
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 5.00 ฿     9.94 ฿      +98.86 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 100.00 ฿     248.57 ฿      +148.57 %
Gasoline (1 liter) 38.73 ฿     20.41 ฿      -47.29 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 775,000.00 ฿     1,491,429.89 ฿      +92.44 %
 
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] [Edit]
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 2,831.49 ฿     1,476.87 ฿      -47.84 %
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 1.76 ฿     2.84 ฿      +60.71 %
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 638.14 ฿     1,461.05 ฿      +128.96 %
 
Sports And Leisure [Edit] [Edit]
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 1,844.18 ฿     1,652.36 ฿      -10.40 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 390.00 ฿     236.14 ฿      -39.45 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 180.00 ฿     129.26 ฿      -28.19 %
 
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] [Edit]
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 2,063.80 ฿     2,706.19 ฿      +31.13 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 1,557.37 ฿     1,941.48 ฿      +24.66 %
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 2,999.14 ฿     2,891.30 ฿      -3.60 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 3,148.96 ฿     2,562.10 ฿      -18.64 %
 
Rent Per Month [Edit] [Edit]
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 21,485.92 ฿     23,351.53 ฿      +8.68 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 10,000.00 ฿     13,091.44 ฿      +30.91 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 59,365.61 ฿     40,842.23 ฿      -31.20 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 28,684.21 ฿     19,748.79 ฿      -31.15 %
 
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] [Edit]
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 107,941.18 ฿     94,908.53 ฿      -12.07 %
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 66,428.57 ฿     47,887.32 ฿      -27.91 %
 
Salaries And Financing [Edit] [Edit]
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 22,122.55 ฿     38,021.11 ฿      +71.87 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 6.46     5.17      -19.92 %
 
Last updateApril, 2014April, 2014
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